Stars Rumors & News

  • Stars trade Brenden Dillon for San Jose’s Jason Demers as defensive moves continue

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick in 2016. Dallas already traded Sergei Gonchar to Montreal last week and lost Kevin Connauton to Columbus on waivers this week, so this makes the third..." November 22

  • Jason Spezza extended 4 years

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Stars have signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million, the team announced Friday. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, a source told ESPN.com on Friday. "Jason is a world-class player and his commitment to the organization is a reflection..." November 22

  • Three-Goal Third Powers Dallas Stars to 3-1 Win Over Phoenix Coyotes

    Defending Big D "Scoring first- Against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, and against the Carolina Hurricanes, hadn't been working for the Dallas Stars as their protracted home woes continued into the holiday season. Thursday they tried it the other way around: It was the visitors that put the Stars down early..." November 21

  • What's wrong with the Dallas Stars, and can it be fixed this season?

    CBSSports.com "The Dallas Stars were a popular pick to take a big step forward in the Western Conference this season following an offseason where they acquired the recently extended Jason Spezza -- the second time in as many years that they acquired a top-line center in a trade -- and added Ales Hemsky as a free..." November 21

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Ryan Garbutt expected to miss a week with upper body injury.

  • Carolina scores five straight goals and win in Dallas

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes fell behind 2-0 in the first period, but then scored five consecutive goals and held on to beat the Dallas Stars, 6-4 on Tuesday night at the America Airlines Center. Eric Staal had two goals and an assist and was named player of the game by his teammates. The Stars..." November 19

  • Blackhawks defeat Stars thanks to explosive third period

    CSN Chicago "Patrick Kane talked about lining up with Brad Richards again after Saturday’s practice, something the Blackhawks had tried early in training camp before trying other combinations. “He’s been wanting it for a while, waiting for that chance. No better time than his 1,000th game,” Kane said of..." November 17

  • Captain has to find his game, Hemsky could go straight to top line

    Dallas Morning News "Neither team will skate this morning with the 6 p.m. start, so let’s use this as our morning skate update. The Stars are a frustrated bunch right now. They fix one area of the team, and then another springs a leak. It’s been an odd season. Maybe most odd has been the play of captain Jamie..." November 16

  • Wild wins a rare road victory over Dallas in matinee matchup

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild’s a bunch of party poopers. During a Saturday matinee at American Airlines Center, the Wild said to the 17,543 fans in attendance starving for a late lunch, “No tacos for you!” All the Dallas Stars had to do was score one measly third-period goal for fans to get free tacos, but Darcy..." November 16

  • Stars F Valeri Nichushkin out 4 months after hip surgery

    CBSSports.com "It's been a disappointing start to the 2014-15 season for the Dallas Stars, and they suffered another tough break on Saturday when the team announced that winger Valeri Nichushkin will miss four months due to hip surgery. Nichushkin, 19, has been banged up for most of the season and has been..." November 16

  • Roster shuffling works as Stars beat defending champion Kings 2-0

    Dallas Morning News "Lindy Ruff wasn’t about to stand pat. The Stars were coming off their first win in eight games Tuesday in Arizona, but the Stars coach shuffled just about everything to face the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings Thursday. Ruff reassembled the Super Line of Jamie Benn-Jason..." November 14

  • Stars halt losing streak, escape Arizona with 4-3 win against Coyotes

    Dallas Morning News "Coyotes: Stars defenseman Jordie Benn cleared the puck up the middle of the ice in his own zone, and it landed on the stick of Arizona defenseman Connor Murphy. Murphy then blasted a shot past Kari Lehtonen from distance at the 1:42 mark of the first period. Coyotes 1, Stars 0. Coyotes: Joe..." November 12

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Cody Eakin is very close, but won't play tonight. Travis Moen could be here Wednesday as might be a possibility for Thursday at LA.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The Stars retain eight percent of Gonchar's salary in the trade

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Stars acquire left wing Travis Moen from Montreal in exchange for defenceman Sergei Gonchar.

  • Stars GM Jim Nill, owner Tom Gaglardi, say patience and hard work will get team out of slump

    Dallas Morning News "Jim Nill is a big fan of delegating responsibility. The players have to play, the coaches have to coach, and the managers have to manage. And with the Stars in an 0-5-2 slump, that’s important to remember for the Stars general manager. “I think we all have to work on doing our job better,..." November 11

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Dallas F Antoine Roussel fined $5,376.34 (maximum under CBA) for punching an unsuspecting opponent, San Jose D Justin Braun.

  • Sharks storm back to shock fragile Stars

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks picked a good time to exorcise their third period demons. After giving up several third period leads this year, and generally not playing very well late in games, San Jose exploded for four goals in the final frame against the Stars on Saturday night, turning a 3-1 deficit into a..." November 09

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Dallas F Antoine Roussel will have a hearing tomorrow for a sucker-punch to San Jose D Justin Braun.

  • Sharks unhappy with Roussel's late antics

    CSN Bay Area "Antoine Roussel’s running over of goalie Alex Stalock and subsequent sucker punch to the face of Justin Braun late in the Sharks’ 5-3 win over Dallas didn’t sit well with Todd McLellan after the game. “What disappoints me is when a guy (Braun) is vulnerable and being held and he gets punched...." November 09

  • Predators find power play, beat Stars

    Tennessean "The Predators have been patiently waiting for the power play to break through. It did during the Predators' 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars Thursday night at American Airlines Center. Craig Smith and Filip Forsberg each scored power-play goals in the second period, and Matt Cullen broke the..." November 07

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    Dallas Stars @DallasStars

    INJURY UPDATE: Cody Eakin is out for tonight's game with an upper body injury.

  • Kings down Stars, 3-1, earn first road victory of season

    Jewels From The Crown "After a few miserable showings on the road, the Los Angeles Kings finally got what they were looking for. (No, not rocket skates for Matt Greene and Robyn Regehr... though both earned plaudits tonight.) The bottom six came through with three goals to propel the struggling Kings to a 3-1 win over..." November 05

  • Sean Avery has meltdown days before off-Broadway debut

    Page Six "Former NY Ranger Sean Avery had a Shia LaBeouf-style meltdown on the set of his off-Broadway play “Negative Is Positive” and quit two days before it was due to open, after a stage manager politely offered him pizza. “He’s a playwright’s worst nightmare,” said “Negative” author Christy..." November 05

  • Stars Gonchar expected to play Tuesday vs. Kings

    The Score "The Dallas Stars' iffy blue-line group will get a minor boost on Tuesday night with veteran offensive defenseman Sergei Gonchar expected to return to the lineup. Gonchar took line rushes on Tuesday morning alongside 6-foot-7, 21-year-old defender Jamie Oleksiak, and seems likely to log limited..." November 04

  • Vanek scores — on the power play — to spark Wild's victory over Stars

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nov. 1, history was made. After the Wild’s power play and Thomas Vanek both went 0-for-October, the Wild killed two birds with one stone Saturday night when Vanek’s first goal of the season was the Wild’s first power-play goal 23 days in. Late in the second period of a 4-1 win over the..." November 02

  • Thompson finds the sweet spot in Ducks' 2-1 overtime win over Stars

    Los Angeles Times "As Nate Thompson jumped off the bench in overtime Friday and saw Corey Perry take a pass from an onrushing Cam Fowler, Thompson didn't have to think about what to do. "Whenever he's getting the puck and he's going to shoot it your first instinct should be to go to the net," Thompson said...." November 01

  • Dallas Stars Activate Forward Valeri Nichushkin from I.R., Loaned To Texas On Conditioning Assignment

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has activated forward Valeri Nichushkin from injured reserve and assigned him to the Texas Stars, Dallas' development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), on a conditioning assignment. " October 31

  • Stars send Curtis McKenzie back to the AHL

    Dallas Morning News "This is presumably to get him playing. He’s been a healthy scratch lately. It could also mean that Valeri Nichushkin is close to ready. Here is the press release: FRISCO, Texas -Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned left wing Curtis McKenzie to..." October 29

  • Tarasenko's hat-trick completing goal gives Blues OT win

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have noted that last season the team had very little adversity up until the very end, when everyone seemed to get hurt. This season the adversity has been coming earlier. The team already is without center Paul Stastny, who has an injured shoulder but is making progress toward..." October 29

  • Dallas GM Jim Nill sees future in the Stars: 'There's a time for everything'

    Yahoo! Sports "Look at the bold moves Jim Nill has made as the Dallas Stars’ general manager – Sergei Gonchar, Lindy Ruff, Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky – and you see only part of the picture. “I was close to making some moves last year,” Nill told Yahoo Sports recently, “and it was a good thing I..." October 29

  • Frans Nielsen nets hat trick as Islanders outgun Stars

    New York Post "This is supposed to be a new Islanders team, thanks to a slew of offseason acquisitions and money spent by the notoriously stingy organization. For the most part during the early part of this season, the Islanders have looked the part and that continued on Saturday, when they won their second..." October 26

  • Devils force shootout, but Stars leave New Jersey with 3-2 victory

    Dallas Morning News "Once Dallas got New Jersey to a shootout, it was all over for the Devils. Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored in the tiebreaker, and Dallas beat New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night, extending the Devils' NHL record for shootout losses to 18 straight. Star goaltender Kari Lehtonen finished with 25..." October 25

  • Jokipakka to make NHL debut, Stars go back to superline

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars on Friday went back to the lines they used Tuesday in a 6-3 win over Vancouver and also practiced Jyrki Jokipakka on the third pair. That means Jokipakka will make his NHL debut tonight, and that the Devils could get a dose of Jamie Benn-Jason Spezza-Tyler Seguin. “We want them to..." October 24

  • Stars' offense erupts for six goals in 6-3 win against Vancouver

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Kari Lehtonen, Stars - Forty-three saves put the game away. 2. Erik Cole, Stars - Team needed depth scoring, and he provided it. 3. Ryan Garbutt, Stars - Goal, assist. Save of the Game Kari Lehtonen once again derailed a breakaway, and this one could have changed the..." October 22

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Patrik Nemeth out for regular season with arm laceration.

  • Claude Giroux's OT heroics give Flyers win over Stars

    CSN Philly "They had given up a pair of goals in the final 1:27 of the second period, which turned a 2-2 game into a 4-2 Stars' lead going into the second intermission. For the Flyers, it seemed like another loss in the making. “We had played a pretty good game and then a questionable call and they..." October 19

  • Ruff: Stars played 'stupid,' 'garbage hockey' in overtime loss to Flyers

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars lost defenseman Patrik Nemeth for a “good period of time” after a skate cut his arm Saturday, and will now have to adjust their defense — the area of their game that has been most under the microscope the last two seasons. But coach Lindy Ruff said his more immediate concern after a..." October 19

  • Curtis McKenzie to make NHL debut tonight

    Dallas Morning News "Curtis McKenzie was told on Friday that he would make his NHL debut Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers, so he got right on the phone and called up his parents and grand parents. He put them all on planes from Calgary and Vancouver to come to Dallas and they (along with two friends from..." October 18

  • Kari Lehtonen struggles, but breakaway save helps push Stars to win over Blue Jackets

    Dallas Morning News "Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin saw the release of a trick shot video by Dude Perfect Monday, and they filmed the perfect encore Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. Benn had a goal, three assists and a fight, while Seguin tallied three goals in a 4-2 win over Columbus. Not bad for a couple of guys who..." October 15

  • Stars rule out Nichushkin, recall AHL Rookie of the Year McKenzie

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Stars swapped out wingers on Tuesday, leaving Valeri Nichushkin (groin/hip) in Dallas for tonight’s game against Columbus while recalling Curtis McKenzie from AHL Texas. Nichushkin, 19, was hampered by the injury for his first two games of the season, reflected in his numbers — no goals, no..." October 14

  • ‘Our top guys have struggled,’ says Dallas coach Ruff

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars — a chic Cup contender pick after their ballyhooed offseason — are off to an 0-1-1 start to the year and, to hear head coach Lindy Ruff explain it, the lack of wins correlates to the play of their best players. “I think our top guys have struggled, and it’s probably hurt us..." October 13

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Val Nichushkin leaves practice early today. Groin/hip pointer thing that has bothered him. Wouldn't surprise me if he's out Tuesday.

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    Dallas Stars @DallasStars

    #Stars recall forward Curtis McKenzie (@muckbro16) from @TexasStars. READ:http://t.co/5ZdUdUcIGh

  • Benn: Stars have ‘no excuses’ after drubbing by Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars might have lost their season-opener against Chicago, but they gave the Blackhawks all they could handle. Perhaps that explains Jamie Benn‘s disappointed reaction after the Nashville Predators overwhelmed his team 4-1 on Saturday. Benn admitted that he was part of the problem,..." October 12

  • Predators beat Stars for second win

    Tennessean "The Predators found a way to finish for the second straight game. Paul Gaustad and Eric Nystrom scored 81 seconds apart midway through the third period to give the Predators a 4-1 victory over Dallas on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. "It's something where we don't want to start from..." October 12

  • Crawford shines in Blackhawks' shootout winner over Stars

    CSN Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks entered the season opener with altered third and fourth lines and defensive pairs because of injuries or trades. Couple that with too many penalties and a shortened bench due to them, and it can be quite the predicament. It’s at times like that when you need a big..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • After a year of 'flying blind,' Stars have identity in season No. 2 of Nill, Ruff era

    Dallas Morning News "As much as Jim Nill and Lindy Ruff were able to change a great deal of culture in the Stars last season — ending a five-year playoff drought — the transition to Victory Green took a lot more work than just pulling on new sweaters. Now, with a year under their belt, and a focus honed by..." October 05